So I spoke to A teacher at kindy this morning. It wasn't one of Marina's teachers but they all help out here and there during the day so I thought the message would get passed on. I said my piece about not being thrilled about Marina coming home with bitemarks every second day and that could they keep an extra pair of eyes on Marina and Sakura today when they were within close proximity of each other. I also asked that anything be written down in the parent/teacher contact notebook.
This teacher, in a nice way, tried to tell me that Sakura doesn't bite without being provoked. Marina's main teacher yesterday said this is exactly what happens on over half the occasions. The pair will be playing fine (so fine that despite their history teachers don't keep watch because everything is peaceful) and then the first thing they know about the bite is because Marina is screaming. If Marina is provoking the little slapper (sorry, but I am so sick of this), then she is obviously doing it very quietly.
Because I ended up feeling BAD about voicing my concerns about this girl chomping into Marina all the time I rang hub and asked him to please ring Marina's head teacher at half eight just to reinforce that we want things written down. I want to KNOW if there has been something that Marina has done to provoke this girl during incidents. Is she stealing her toys all the time? Is she giving her the finger? Is she whispering 'whose ya daddy' in her ear? I don't just want to hear that she has been bitten again. I want the story so I can deal with Marina as well.
Hub tried to ring but the head teacher wasn't in today.
Ryu and I spent the day doing stuff like making railway crossings that didn't get made last night. I think I have done a stellar job but you'll have to wait to see it in full effect with the bullet train cake on Sunday. I got some errands done. Closed a long term deposit early with bank in NZ. Bit gutted but we were trying to live off the smell of an oily rag this month and we still have two weeks to go. I have to be careful though because it is the only available money I have until my sisters and brother pay me back - and that doesn't legally need to happen for another two years. Sigh, DON't go into business with family.
English went fine and then I went to pick Marina and Shou up...
From the look the teacher gave me as I walked through the gate I knew....
GW: No! She hasn't been bitten AGAIN surely?
Teacher: I'm sorry Aramaki-san (half laughing which I am totally over as well).
GW: What happened?
Teacher: I was watching them both all day I swear but the second I turn my back to help another kid on the monkey bars Marina pokes her tongue out at Sakura and then gets bitten on the thigh (the back of her thigh as she is climbing up to be next on the monkey bars)
GW: (thinking, you're back can't have been turned very well if you saw all that happen?) Oh, come here sweetie.
Teacher: I'm sorry. Please apologise to your husband for me too. (obviously they know he tried to ring)
GW: (to Sakura slapper bitey bitch who is still there with her brother waiting to be picked up) Hey Sakura, can you play nicely with Marina for me? She has four sets of your teeth imprinted on her body. Not wanting anymore OK. Got it? I've got friends who know people who might just turn up at your house while you're watching anpanman and muzzle your choppers shut.
A bit more apologising. It wasn't too bad today...
This is Marina getting off extremely lightly. Yesterday's was worse...
Anyway, I AM PISSED OFF. The head teacher rang here at 7pm and asked for hub. He wasn't home yet so she is ringing back in 15. He is not impressed either. Might need to add an edit later.
Oh, and tomorrow I am going to the kindy at half nine for my first volunteer English play time. Fuck. You can bet I'm going to keep an eye on the maverick biter. Maybe I'll even poke my tongue out at her and see if she tries to take my big gaijin thigh on.
God, we could be onto a diet winner - hire Sakura to bite your fatty thighs and flummy off. Excellent.
Edit - Phone call over. Teacher was very apologetic. Hub said everything he intended to. Good man. By the sounds of it Marina isn't being right bitch to Sakura. The poking her tongue out at her today could have been because I harped on at her before kindy about not playing with the slapper - which isn't fair because they are actually friends.
So the teachers are going to be keeping a pretty good eye out. There will be some serious shite going down if she comes home tomorrow and Friday with new bites. If she does we have decided to take her out of kindy next week so at least she can recover from the last barrage of biting before she gets more :(